The weather in the UK on Easter weekend is going to be catastrophic.
This weekend will bring an abrupt end to the recent mild and settled conditions as things turn stormy from Saturday.
Tomorrow will see the best of the bank holiday weather before 65mph winds and rain sweep in from the Atlantic.
Severe gales are likely in exposed regions with heavy, blustery and thundery showers forecast widely over the weekend.
While much of the country faces a washout Easter break, coastal and exposed regions are in the firing line for the worst of the weather.
Netweather said tomorrow will be largely dry and mild with temperatures nudging 15C (55F) in central and southern Britain.
However spokesman Paul Michaelwaite warned the rot will set in from tomorrow (Saturday) with brisk winds and persistent showers dampening spirits.
“Saturday sees rain and strong winds sweeping their way in from the west – gales are likely in exposed places, with severe gales possible for a time in the northwest.
“Easter Sunday will be a day of sunny spells, along with heavy, blustery and thundery showers, and Easter Monday will see another low pressure arriving to bring rain and strong winds up from the southwest this time.”
The Met Office is predicting a mixed bag of strong winds, heavy rain broken only by the odd burst of sunshine over the weekend.
It added that it has not ruled out the possibility of strong winds this weekend generating the 11th storm of the season – Katie.
“Although there has been no name issued at present we are not ruling it out – the next one in the series would be Katie.”
It has issued a severe weather warning for wind across much of southern England on Saturday when gusts could top 65mph.